Archive: 11/21/2006

Proteins anchor memories in our brain

A University of Utah study suggests that memories are held in our brains because certain proteins serve as anchors, holding other proteins in place to strengthen synapses, which are connections between nerve cells.

dateNov 21, 2006 in Medical research
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Teeth: a future renewable natural resource?

Most vertebrates have continuous tooth generation, meaning that lost teeth are replaced with new teeth. Mammals, however, including humans, have teeth that are generally only replaced once, when milk teeth are replaced with ...

dateNov 21, 2006 in Medical research
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A Bunch of Electron Chicanery

As the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) takes shape over the next few years, one of the key issues occupying the minds of physicists is controlling the size and shape of the electron pulses used to generate ...

dateNov 21, 2006 in General Physics
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Rice as a source of electricity

Rice yields an abundance of biowaste: Husks make up around one quarter of the weight. Only a small fraction of this is utilized, for instance, to fire distillery furnaces. Researchers at Hanoi University of Technology now ...

dateNov 21, 2006 in Energy & Green Tech
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Thanksgiving Skies

Thanksgiving is the biggest travel holiday of the year in the United States. Millions of people board airplanes and fly long hours to visit friends and family. Dreading the trip? Think of it as a sky watching ...

dateNov 21, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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